David Amess

MP, Southend West

Southend West Conservative

David Amess’s voting in Parliament

David Amess is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, David Amess sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • David Amess consistently voted for the hunting ban, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted against. Show votes
  • David Amess almost always voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • David Amess generally voted against culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • David Amess generally voted against university tuition fees, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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David Amess never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: HMRC Office Closures 24 Nov 2015

    I wish to make the case not only for Alexander House in Southend to remain open and keep its jobs, but for it to expand. I am beginning to think that my hon. Friend the Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Mrs Trevelyan) will support the idea of Southend becoming the regional site. Like the hon. Member for Bootle (Peter Dowd), I knew nothing about the planned closure. My hon. Friend the Financial...
  • Backbench Business: Famagusta 16 Nov 2015

    I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Enfield, Southgate (Mr Burrowes) on securing this debate and on his brilliant leadership of the recent delegation, of which I was privileged to be a member. I should tell the House that I found none of my colleagues disagreeable on that trip. My hon. Friend exhibited true leadership skills, and if ever an hon. Friend were fit for office, it is he....

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Conservative MP for Southend West

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Basildon


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Abortion
  • Middle East: Armed Conflict
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Police
  • Departmental Publications

Currently held offices

  • Member, Administration Committee (since 20 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 26 May 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (26 Jun 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Health Committee (20 Jul 1998 to 22 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (1 Jun 1994 to 1 Jun 1997)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 161 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 68.94% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 98 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on David Amess’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 786 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Until further notice, I am Parliamentary Adviser to the Caravan Club, East Grinstead House, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1UA. I receive £6,000 a year in return for an expected commitment of 100 hours. (Updated 5 June 2015)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: 97 Dining Club
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,500

Date received: 22 April 2015

Date accepted: 22 April 2015

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 5 June 2015; updated 23 July 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Government of Thailand
Address of donor: Royal Thai Embassy, 29-30 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5JB

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): in country costs, hotel, transport and certain meals; total value £1,000. The costs of flights were met by a non-regisrable source.

Destination of visit: Bangkok, Thailand

Date of visit: 10-15 November 2014

Purpose of visit: discussions with the Thai government relating to the development of their new constitution and promotion of trade and cultural exchange.

(Registered 26 November 2014)
8. Miscellaneous
Chair of Board of Trustees of the Industry and Parliament Trust (Updated 11 July 2014)
Chairman of the Industry and Parliament Fellowship Committee.
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Julia Amess, as part-time Secretary/Caseworker.

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